Karen Jordan - ABC 7 Chicago
Karen Jordan co-anchors the No. 1 rated weekend newscast in Chicago, the ABC 7 Weekend News with Ravi Baichwal. Jordan, who grew up in Evanston, Illinois, joined ABC 7 Chicago in July 2003.

Prior to returning to her home town, Jordan was a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter at WPHL-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a main anchor and reporter at WRGT-TV in Dayton, Ohio; and a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter for WKEF-TV in Dayton.

Jordan began her career in Rockford, Illinois, as a general assignment reporter for WIFR-TV.

Jordan has won Emmys as part of team coverage on breaking news stories and public affairs programming at ABC7, and has been recognized for excellence throughout her career by community organizations throughout Chicago.

When not at work, she can be found emceeing events, moderating panels, mentoring aspiring journalists and serving her community as a member of the Links, Inc., a social service organization.

Jordan is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Jordan graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, with a B.A. degree in English, and earned a Master's Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Jordan is married to broadcast journalist Christian Farr. They are the proud parents of two children. Her father, Robert Jordan, retired from WGN-TV in Chicago after decades as an anchor and reporter.

Karen's Stories
Some Lawndale residents want music festivals like Riot Fest out of Douglass Park
Some Lawndale residents said they want to keep music festivals out of Douglass Park for the good of the community.
Beagles rescued from labs 2022: South Elgin shelter rescues nearly 100 dogs from breeding facility
After a large beagle rescue operation, dozens of the dogs are now available in South Elgin.
Family struck in Waukegan hit-and-run; 14-year-old daughter killed
Fourteen-year-old Delilah Shoemaker was struck and killed Sunday in a hit-and-run in Waukegan.
Chicago shootings, homicides down from historic highs of past years, but overall crime still up
The continued drop in the most serious violent crimes comes after police began flooding the city's 15 most dangerous communities with more officers and other resources, including help with jobs, housing and health.
'Ride to Remember' hits the road, honoring fallen Chicago police officers
Dozens of motorcycles rumbled through Chicago Sunday in a ride to honor fallen police officers.
Program provides professional mental health therapy for Chicago teens from violent neighborhoods
"I wanted them to have a first-class experience and introduce them to therapy."
Arrest made after father killed in front of daughter while playing Pokemon Go in Evanston park
An arrest has been made after a father was shot to death while playing Pokemon Go with his daughter in an Evanston park July 14.
Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering testifies at Senate hearing on gun violence
The mayor of Highland Park was among those testifying at a hearing in Washington Wednesday about ways to prevent mass shootings like the Fourth of July parade shooting.
Vernon Hills couple celebrates 75th wedding anniversary
"It's love and honor and respect," Genevieve Gregory said. "And respect mainly, because if you don't have respect, you can't love. And we do love and respect each other. Not all the time, but I mean, most of it."
Navy veteran, single mother of 5 surprised with new minivan in Gurnee
The single mother of five's military career was cut short when injuries prompted her to retire from the Navy.